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PH celebrates 151th birthday anniversary of Bonifacio

The Andres Bonifacio monument in Liwasang Bonifacio. EDD GUMBAN

The “Utak ng Katipunan,” Andres Bonifaciom, sparked the fire in the minds of the Filipinos during the Spanish colonial rule and President Aquino wants Filipinos of today to emulate what the “Supremo” started that led to the Philippines becoming free.

Aquino said he hopes that more Filipinos should be inspired by the heroism and patriotism of Bonifacio amid the struggles the country has gone through in fighting for “liberty and dignity, freedom, and sovereignty for the land of our ancestors.”

“We have created for ourselves the opportunity to fulfill the dreams Gat Andres envisioned for us. May this day renew the spirit of camaraderie in all of us and inspire us to aspire to greater heights of prosperity,” he said in his message marking the 151st birth anniversary of Bonifacio, regarded as the father of the Philippine revolution against Spain in 1896.

“Now with our history and identity tested by the many challenges we have overcome, we unite as one nation to remember his sacrifice and desire to see us take charge of our destiny,” he said.

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